Flood affected parks
Flooding can occur anywhere at any time, particularly during and after severe weather and heavy rainfall.
Conditions may change at short notice, resulting in the closure of access roads, key visitor sites or entire parks.
Check the change of conditions listed under each individual park's web page for the latest advice before your visit.
- Be prepared, stay informed, monitor local conditions, and travel using recommended routes.
- Never walk, ride or drive through flood water.
- Take extra care on the road – drive to conditions and be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges. Follow all road closure and warnings signs.
- Take care around rivers, creeks and lakes. Water levels and currents may increase quickly and without warning.
- Don’t play, swim or go recreational boating in flooded creeks and rivers.
- Be careful around trees – the ground is soaked and soft so they are more likely to fall. Do not park or shelter under trees, particularly in today’s windy conditions.
- Stay out of any closed sections of parks, including closed tracks, roads and campgrounds.
The State Government acknowledges the vital importance of park areas for public recreation and tourism, and endeavours to assess, repair damage and safely open areas as soon as possible following storms and floods.
Reasons for closure may include:
- Hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber.
- Damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities.
- Unstable soils or stream crossings.
- Presence of hazardous materials or substances.
Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities repaired or rebuilt, sites are immediately re-opened to the public.
The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Check individual park pages for closure information.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for flood and storm and provides emergency assistance to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
For current emergency warnings and advice, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au. During large-scale emergencies only, you can also call the VICSES Information Line on 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737).
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact SES through the National Relay Service at www.relayservice.com.au.